Sustainable Development and Pollution Prevention (P2)

Sustainable development and sustainability are concepts promoted as the basis for sound future development and economic growth. They are also terms shaping much of the mainstream environmental movement. Pollution prevention (P2) should be recognized as a core part of sustainable development and long-term planning. Fusing these two movements or worldviews can make both more successful in solving environmental problems. P2 approaches and technologies can assist business and communities in implementing sustainability.

"Sustainability means meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs" -Bruntland Report, 1987. Ohio EPA's Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) provides information about sustainability to assist businesses, governments and educators that are interested in defining sustainability and the role that P2 plays in sustainable planning.